High School Sports

  • Vols rip Knights in region opener

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers opened Region IV-AA baseball play, rolling to a 12-0 win over North Central in five innings at the Vols field on Monday night.

    The game was scheduled for Tuesday, but moved to Monday with the forecast of rain in the area.

    Griffin Gardner paced the AJ win, posting the win with nine strikeouts. He allowed two hits, no runs and no walks.

    Will Hudson worked an inning and fanned two.

    Gardner led the AJ offense with three hits, including two singles, and a three-run home run, and five RBIs.

  • Warriors sweep BC Bearcats

    The host Indian Land Warriors soccer teams scored a pair of wins over Brookland-Cayce in prep soccer play at the ILHS Reservation on Wednesday night.

    The ILHS Lady Warriors, in a rematch of the Class AAA girls state title match last season, rolled to a 6-1 win over the Lady Bearcats.

    The Indian Land girls, who downed BC 2-1 – (5-3 in penalty kicks) last spring at Irmo High School, blitzed the Lady Bearcats on Wednesday.

    The Lady Warriors had three goals from Kailee Erwin, two from Brianna Bishop and a goal from Emily Gerdes in the rout.

  • Bruins banking on veterans

    The 2018 Lancaster High School baseball team sports a new look up top, but the Bruins have their share of returnees for the 2018 season.

    Trevor Hammond, a former Bruins player who served as an assistant coach, is now guiding the LHS baseball program.

    Hammond can count on a host of veteran players to boost the program this season.

    Hammond also has his share of talented newcomers on the Bruins’ squad.

  • Barnes signs at Fort Valley State

    Lancaster High School senior offensive lineman Keavius Barnes has a dream to play in the National Football League.

    His vision to possibly reach pro football took a key step Wednesday morning in the LHS media center.

    Barnes, a 6-2, 320-pounder, signed a scholarship to play at Fort Valley State University (Ga.) as family, teammates and coaches witnessed.

    “Since I was about 9 years old, I’ve had a dream to play college football,” Barnes said. “This feels good and I’m very excited about it.

  • Warriors’ Daley in North-South Classic

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior wrestler Kyle Daley will be among the state mat elite this weekend.

    Daley, the Warriors’ 152-pound ace, will compete in the 30th annual North-South Wrestling Classic at North Myrtle Beach High School in North Myrtle Beach. He will wrestle with the Class AAA-AAAA North All-Star team.

    Daley, a state runner-up in the 2018 Class AAA individual state championship tournament last weekend in Anderson, posted a 51-8 record this season with 30 pins.

  • Flynn, Jackets look to continue success

    The Buford Yellow Jackets have a new look for the 2018 baseball season, but they’re hoping to continue their successful ways of past diamond campaigns.

    The Jackets, 13-17-1 last season, finished third in the Class AA Lower State and captured the District VII baseball crown.

    A host of players are back in the maroon and gold fold under the guidance of first-year head coach Gavin Flynn, a key part of Buford’s success in seasons gone by.

  • Comporium baseball tourney continues today

    Play in the annual Comporium Preseason Baseball Invtiational will be completed over the next two days – today and Saturday.

    Rain washed out action at the Andrew Jackson and Buford high school baseball fields on Thursday.

    Third-round bracket play at Andrew Jackson High School has two games today, Lancaster facing Chester at 4:30 p.m., with host AJ meeting Lewisville at 7.

    Games today at Buford feature Central of Pageland meeting the Carolina Royals at 4:30 p.m., with South Pointe facing Buford at 7.

  • Warriors capture two state titles

    ANDERSON – Indian Land High School captured two individual state wrestling championships, with Warriors junior grappler Austin Ross making ILHS mat history.

    Ross, who won the 106-pound state title as a sophomore, became the first Warriors’ wrestler to repeat the state title feat with the Class AAA 113-pound state championship Saturday at the Anderson Civic Center.

    Warriors’ freshman wrestler Solomon Cortez won the Class AAA 106-pound state championship to give ILHS two on the blue and gold’s memorable day.

  • Kalab Haven state champ in first mat try

    ANDERSON – Andrew Jackson High School freshman wrestler Kalab Haven had his brothers on his mind when the Volunteers’ 160-pounder took the mat in the Class A-AA state individual tournament Saturday night in the Anderson Civic Center.

    Haven had his family name to live up to since his brothers, Dalton “Tex” Haven and Hunter Haven, had won state individual titles in their respective weight classes, but there was greater motivation to earn the coveted gold.

  • Dylan Jenkins leads Jackets in A-AA state tournament

    Buford High School had three Jackets wrestlers place in the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament, with BHS freshman Dylan Jenkins leading the way in Anderson on Saturday.

    Jenkins finished as the 106-pound state runner-up with a 2-1 effort on the day.

    Jenkins went 33-12 on the season at 106.

    Blake Bailey, at 138-pounds, was 3-1 on the day to give him a 39-5 record for the season.

    Bailey, a sophomore, finished third in the 138-pound class.

    Webber Moore, a sophomore, placed third at 160.